Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools


Children - Grade 4th-6th
91 Pages
Reviewed on 09/25/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

I love anything that will catch a child's interest and get them to read. Books like Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools captures a child's interest and stirs their imagination. D.L. Carroll opens the opportunity for dialogue on topics that touch today's youth, including bullies and loneliness. The illustrations by Teri Cuneo add much to the story line.

Blaze and his parents have moved from a condo in the city where Blaze had lots of friends to a beach house where he did not know anyone. Blaze was very lonely. His parents allowed him to adopt a dog from the Humane Society. He named the dog Sir Licksalot. The other kids in the neighborhood are bullies. When Sir Licksalot and some neighborhood girls are missing, Blaze and the other boys must join forces to find them. They face a stone lion, a cave, and sharks to solve the mystery.

Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools is appropriate for third, fourth, and fifth graders. I think it might also be used in a middle school Reading Coach Programs as a high interest/low level reader.

Greg Morris

I gave Sir Licksalot to my granddaughter(9yo). She loved it, that's all the review I need.
Great job, DL

Ashlyn J.

Wonderful book. My 8 year old daughter and I read it together and we couldn't put it down. She was captivated by all the different adventures Blaze and his friends went on.

D ODonnell

Awesome Book! Both of my sons loved it. My 12 year old has always hated reading. Now he can't wait for the next in the series. My 9 year old couldn't put it down. Great story line with lots of adventure to capture the attention of tween readers. Great for girls also. Yes, I read Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools, too, and loved it!